Prevention and control of Taenia solium taeniasis/cysticercosis in Peru

Robert H. Gilman, Armando E. Gonzalez, Fernando Llanos-Zavalaga, Victor C.W. Tsang, Hector H. Garcia

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Abstract

Taenia solium is endemic in most of the world, causing seizures and other neurological symptoms. Transmission is mainly maintained in rural areas by a human to pig cycle. Despite claims on its eradicability, sustainable interruption of transmission has not yet been reported. This manuscript reviews the conceptual basis for control, available diagnostic and control tools, and recent experiences on control in the field performed in Peru along the past decade.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)312-318
Number of pages7
JournalPathogens and Global Health
Volume106
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Cysticercosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurocysticercosis
  • Peru
  • Taenia solium
  • Taeniasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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